What is Microdermabrasion? How can it improve your skin?

If you’ve found yourself searching for the answer to how to get a smooth and glowing skin, you’re far from alone. It is extremely important to have a good skincare regime, but the truth is, before you can know where to start from, you need to learn a few basics. Starting from the answer to one question: How to get a glowing skin? Here, we’re filling you in on that, sharing how it works, and finally, giving you some of our pro tips on using the HoMedics Radiance Microdermabrasion. That’s a lot of (super important) info, So, let’s get into it!

What is microdermabrasion?
First thing’s first. What is microdermabrasion? Simply put, microdermabrasion is a painless, non-invasive treatment that gently exfoliates the top layer of your skin. Basically, a deeper form of regular old at-home manual exfoliation, microdermabrasion helps to refresh the look of skin and reveal a more radiant, younger-looking complexion.
Since it rids the complexion of its outer, often thicker, top layer, studies have shown that microdermabrasion can also help allow skin care products to penetrate the skin more easily. But before having a microdermabrasion treatment done, it's good to know how it works, the results you can expect along with what microdermabrasion can't do, - for realistic expectations going into your treatment.

How does microdermabrasion work?
Microdermabrasion is a simple cosmetic procedure. Without any painful needles or anesthetics, microdermabrasion creates a vacuum pressure to create a suction to exfoliate your skin cells. You can adjust the speed depending on the sensitivity and the tolerance of the skin. Because it deeply exfoliates your skin, microdermabrasion improves the tone and texture. Your skin will feel smoother and brighter.

There are two main microdermabrasion techniques:
- Crystal microdermabrasion. This method involves tiny particles being directed at your face through a wand.
- Diamond-tip microdermabrasion. This involves an applicator that makes direct contact with your skin as it exfoliates.

Both techniques work by loosening and removing dead skin cells to reveal younger-looking cells.While generally well-received, microdermabrasion can reduce your skin’s moisture level and make it more sun sensitive, so it is important to be ready with the appropriate post-procedure products like skin conditioning moisturizers (and oftentimes, a good SPF).

Benefits of microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion has a host of wonderful benefits:
- It smoothens and refreshes the skin’s surface
- Reduce the redness that is common with rosacea
- It’s an excellent anti-aging treatment, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to reveal smoother, more vibrant looking skin. Reduce the appearance of superficial hyperpigmentation and age spots.
- Aid in the penetration of skin care products and allow for a smoother application of makeup.
- Increased circulation
- Stimulate blood flow and increase the delivery of nutrients to the skin cells, promoting improved cell production and skin elasticity.

What microdermabrasion can’t do
While microdermabrasion aids in improving the skin appearance by reducing fine lines, early sun damage, and shallow acne marks, it is not particularly helpful in removing deep acne scars or deep wrinkles. If you’re looking to treat cystic acne, getting a microdermabrasion treatment won’t be helpful. During microdermabrasion, tiny crystals are sprayed across the skin and simultaneously vacuumed off. This process can irritate already inflamed acne, and leave it looking worse. Severe acne needs to be treated by a dermatologist, not at the salon.

Other ways to exfoliate your skin
Exfoliation plays an important role in any quality skin care routine. If you’re not already using a facial exfoliant in your regular routine, it’s time to start now. While at-home products generally aren’t as strong as professional treatments, they still can hold plenty of benefits for your skin, including removing dirt, oil, and impurities from skin’s surface and improving skin texture and tone.

Microdermabrasion at home
While microdermabrasion won’t help deep wrinkles, dark brown spots, redness or growths, it can still be used as a very obvious skin rejuvenation service.

Experience the benefits of HoMedics Radiance Microdermabrasion at home.

The HoMedics Radiance Microdermabrasion is our handheld home microdermabrasion device. With a salon grade diamond tip and a beautiful rose gold finish, professional home microdermabrasion is designed to diminish wrinkles, reduce enlarged and oily pores, and revitalise your skin.

Proven Results
Over 70% of women had firmer skin after 3 weeks of use.

Professional Quality
2 x salon grade diamond exfoliation tips, for normal and sensitive skin.

Suitable for all skin types
4 speed settings shown on the LED level indicator so you can adjust the treatment to suit your individual skins needs.

Quick and easy
Only 5 minutes per treatment, for optimum results use 1-3 times a week on a regular basis.



How Radiance Works

Acting a like a mini hoover, Radiance gives your skin a thorough spring clean. By innovating the professional salon technology for home use, Radiance is designed with a diamond encrusted tip to deeply exfoliate the epidermis whilst the gentle vacuum massage sucks away and filters the outer layer of dead skin cells.



How To Use

For the best results, we recommend one five-minute treatment up to three times a week using the Radiance Microdermabrasion on clean and dry skin. Use regularly (for at least 3 weeks) to enhance the reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, blackheads and enlarged pores.

Microdermabrasion is a gentle exfoliation of the skin, removing dead skin cells, dirt, debris, and other impurities, to reveal a fresh, more vibrant complexion. Whether you opt for a full spa treatment, or decide to opt for something you can use at-home, regular microdermabrasion is a great way to keep your skin glowing, radiant, and healthy.

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